Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Shorpy's Blog - Lots of Old Photos

I thought Shorpy's was a lot of fun - dozens of really old photos. Below is one I've posted from My neck of the woods - a photo of the Syracuse University rowing team from 1908. Click on the image to view larger.

Rather Humorous Notion

The following is from the Weekly World News website, an online newspaper with a penchant for making up news stories rahter like The Onion. Even though this is phony, I found the concept rather humorous...

TERRORISTS have formed their own airline -- because they're afraid of getting on a plane that could be hijacked by other terrorists!

That's the incredible claim made by Amir Humad, a Saudi terrorist who was recently captured and is being held in a top-secret location. "No one's going to hijack a plane when everyone else on the plane is a crazed terrorist," Humad says. "Sure, terrorists are crazy, but we're not crazy enough to get on a plane that might be hijacked."

Ironically, El-Al Queda, as the new airline is called, is the result
of increased security on other airlines.

Joke - Smart Businessman

A businessman walks into a bank in Boston and asks for the loan officer. He says he is going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000.

The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for such a loan. So the businessman hands over the keys to a Rolls Royce parked on the street in front of the bank. Everything checks out, and the bank agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan. An employee drives the Rolls into the bank's underground garage and parks it there.

Two weeks later, the businessman returns, repays the $5,000 and the interest, which comes to $15.41.

The loan officer says, "We are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out and found that you are a multimillionaire. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?"

The businessman replied - "Where else in Boston can I park my car for two weeks for 15 bucks?"

Dog Tries to Climb Slide (Video)


Click on any image to biggefy...

It's All About the Girls (Video)

Who's on first?

A modern-day flat-voiced reading of the old Abbott and Costello comedy routine. It loses something in the translation.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Joke - Pretty bad

After the church service a little boy told the pastor, "When I grow up, I'm going to give you some money."

"Well, thank you," the pastor replied.

"But why?" the pastor asked.

"Because," the boy responded, "my daddy says you're one of the poorest preachers we have ever had.”

The Onion - Bottom 299,000,000 (video)

Sound asleep and no one can tell...

It's a Wonder - is she a Woman?

Bored - and they've only been out of school for a week...

National loyalty...

You've got to sleep somewhere...

Video - A New Way To Shop


Over the past few days I had imbeded a couple of presentations that I did in Google Docs. They take quite a long time to load when imbedded here, so I've deleted the posts and am hereinafter posting links to presentations only. You can make the call if you want to wait the 2 or 3 minutes it takes them to load.

Presentation: The Importance of Color (slide show comparing B&W images with their color counterparts).

Three new animated GIF files.

Interesting stuff about Golf.

People you work with. This is a funny slideshow I imported from a PowerPoint presentation that I found on the Internet.

Friday, May 09, 2008

No Frills Airline

Joke - Old Age Hearing Problems

Three folks, each with a hearing loss, were taking a walk one fine March day.

One remarked to the other, "Windy, ain't it?"

"No," the second man replied, "It's Thursday."

And the third man chimed in, "So am I. Let's have a coke."

Stupid Pet Tricks

Cartoon Fun

Monday, May 05, 2008

Humor and Morality Story

A rabbi asked God about heaven and hell.

"I will show you hell," God said, and he took the rabbi into a room with a large pot of stew in the middle. The smell was delicious, but around the pot sat people who were famished and desperate. All were holding spoons with very long handles which reached to the pot, but, because the handles were longer than their arms, it was impossible to get the stew back into their mouths.

"Now I will show you heaven," God said, and they went into an identical room with an identical pot of stew and people with identical spoons, but they were all well-nourished and happy. "It's simple," God said. "They like to feed one another."

- Medieval Jewish story

He's Dead, Jim!

Running Man - There's Something Infectious About It

Photo Fun